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Jewel of the Seas

170 Reviews
Royal Caribbean
Jewel of the Seas offers a classic cruising experience with modern touches and impeccable service. With its glass elevators, ocean balconies, and ten-story glass Centrum, the ship is designed to make the most of the ocean views. Cabins range in size from 108-square feet to over 1,100-square feet, so you have plenty of options for designing the cruise vacation of your dreams.  Guests have eight dining options, including specialty restaurants like Giovanni's Table and Chops Grille. When it comes to drinks, there are even more choices - the ship boasts 13 bars and lounges, each with a different atmosphere and theme.   
The ship offers tons of amenities and activities that will appeal to a broad cross-section of cruisers. Outdoor fun abounds thanks to several pools, a climbing wall, a mini-golf course, sports courts, and even an outdoor movie screen. The fitness center and spa ensure that your cruise leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. If you're interested in learning something new while at sea, you'll want to check out the schedule of entertaining classes on everything from line dancing to "folding artistry," where you'll learn how to turn a towel into a swan! Nighttime entertainment options include an immersive mystery dinner theater experience as well as music and dancing at Vortex, the ship's nightclub, which features a revolving bar.    
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Cruisers who want a special night out have several fine dining choices aboard the Jewel of the Seas. Chops Grille is Royal Caribbean's much-beloved steakhouse, which serves up prime rib and Maine lobster among other American classics. Chef's Table offers the ultimate in gourmet dining with a prix fixe, five-course menu and the attentive assistance of a trained sommelier. Izumi Sushi & Hot Rocks is the place to go for sushi and sashimi as well as a variety of Japanese dishes and exciting tableside preparations. Windjammer Marketplace offers an ever-popular global buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.    


While you could certainly spend the entirety of your cruise reading poolside or snoozing on a sun deck, there are plenty of entertainment options available. During the day, you can also take part in game shows or catch a movie in the onboard cinema. At night, you won't have to search too hard to find a little music, from live music in the Lobby or Schooner Bar to disco or salsa music in the Safari Club. There are also nightly productions in the Coral Theater, which include things like cabaret shows, Broadway-style productions, and magic shows. Don't forget to check out the schedule so you can participate in the ship's theme nights!    

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There is no shortage of things to do aboard the Jewel of the Seas as you sail between ports. When you want to get moving, head for Decks 12 and 13 to take advantage of the climbing wall, jogging track, basketball court, and a mini-golf course. A spacious fitness center offers tons of cardio and strength training equipment as well as a variety of fitness classes like Body Sculpt and Fab Abs. You can also opt to expand your horizons with dance classes, language lessons, and even sushi-making classes. Those who prefer less active pastimes can relax in the adults-only Solarium or find a cozy spot to read in the Library and Card Room.


The Vitality at Sea Spa makes it possible for guests of the Jewel of the Sea to make time for a little pampering while sailing between ports. In addition to traditional spa treatments like massages and facials, Vitality offers advanced anti-aging therapies in the medi-spa, as well as cellulite reduction treatments, aromatherapy, and teeth whitening. The onboard salon provides manicures and pedicures, make-up application, blowouts, and a full range of hair services. Thanks to the YSpa, which offers treatments tailored to teens and tweens, cruisers of all ages can get in on the fun.


Whether you're in the market for a Swiss watch or just looking to replace forgotten toiletries, there is a shop aboard the Jewel of the Seas that has what you need. From Royal Caribbean-branded merchandise to fine jewelry and designer handbags, the ship's boutiques have plenty to offer. Thanks to the price match guarantee and the fact that everything purchased aboard ship is tax- and duty-free, you can feel good about shopping at sea! The majority of the onboard boutiques are in the Shops of Centrum on Deck 5, which is situated next to the ship's art and photo gallery. Nearby Café Latte-tudes is a great spot to stop and refuel during a shopping spree.


Families love the Jewel of the Seas because of its exciting Adventure Ocean Youth Program. Open to kids aged three to eleven, this award-winning program provides fun and educational activities that parents can feel good about. Kids will also love the Royal Caribbean Arcade where they can play classic console games of the '80s and '90s or more modern favorites. The sports deck is also sure to be a hit with younger cruisers thanks to the mini-golf course and Adventure Beach, which features a water slide and splash zone. Teens will head straight for the Fuel Teen Disco where they can hit the dance floor, have a seat at the juice bar or spend hours playing video games or foosball.    


Jewel of the Seas features the cruise line's signature Casino Royale, where cruisers can try their luck at a variety of games. With roughly 200 slot machines and plenty of table games, the casino is sure to please players of all interests and abilities. From penny slots and video poker to table games like craps, blackjack, poker, and roulette, there is a game of chance for everyone. Guests who want to learn a new game or improve their skills can take advantage of the complimentary lessons that are offered throughout the casino, and expert players can sign up for one of the regularly scheduled tournaments.



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4.5 Stars
170 Reviews
* All reviews are by verified customers that have traveled by booking through a travel agent in the Avoya Network
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